The program has a course load of 60 EC, all of which take place in the first year. Your courses will be carefully chosen in consultation with the track coordinator. You are encouraged to conduct several research projects inside and outside academia, focusing on academic physics research, interdisciplinary research and applied, or societal research.
The following courses are compulsory:
Besides these core courses, four restricted choice courses (24 EC) are required. For example:
In addition, 12 EC of free choice can be used to wilful specific requirements, e.g. for advanced courses or deficiencies, or to broaden your intellect.
The second year of the programme consists of:
You conduct your research project within one of the research groups at the Amsterdam universities or at another university (in the Netherlands or abroad) or, in case of two projects, a research internship at a company or industry is also possible (24 EC max). Every internship is concluded with a Master's thesis, which you present during a colloquium.
All students enrolled in the Physics and Astronomy Master's programme are requested to bring their own laptop. More information on specific system requirements can be found here.